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National grain safety week set for March 27-31


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Washington — OSHA and its Alliance Program partners in the agriculture industry are teaming up to host the seventh annual Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week.

The observance will take place March 27-31.

Each year, hundreds of workers are injured or killed by preventable hazards in grain storage and handling, OSHA says. The industrywide initiative is aimed at raising awareness of these hazards by providing employers and workers with educational opportunities, resources and training on best safety practices.

The event starts at 10 a.m. Central each day, with a hybrid kickoff event scheduled for March 27. Registrants will have free access to virtual training sessions during the rest of the week, with each day featuring a different focus and resources:
March 28: Powered industrial trucks (presented in Spanish at 2 p.m. Central)
March 29: Preventive maintenance and a bonus event, emerging health issues in agricultural settings
March 30: Heat and extreme weather (presented in Spanish at 2 p.m. Central)
March 31: Anhydrous ammonia and fumigation

Employers can register and post information about their event at StandUp4GrainSafety.org.

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